In August 2014, the Australian War Memorial will be launching the Roll of Honour Soundscape project, one of the many projects commemorating the Centenary of the First World War.

Soundscape will enhance the iconic Roll of Honour in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area, while retaining a respectful and solemn experience for visitors.

Primary school students between the ages of 10 and 12, selected from across Australia, will be invited to record the name and age of one of the 62,000 Australians who died during the First World War. These voice recordings will be played in the First World War section of the Cloisters in the Commemorative Area.

Planning has already begun. If you would like to express your interest in the project, or wish to nominate a particular primary school, please send your details to Roll of Honour Soundscape

The recording of the voices is likely to commence in early 2014, with additional recordings to be released throughout the Centenary period, 2014–2018.

Throughout the life of the Soundscape project, updates will be provided on this page.

Below, the Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson discusses the project in further detail:

Year 6 students, St Thomas More’s Primary School, Campbell, ACTYear 6 students, St Thomas More’s Primary School, Campbell, ACT